Friday, 22 August 2014

Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) - Ceredigion action

A group of 38 Degrees members who live in Ceredigion are meeting next Saturday, the 30th August, to spread the word about the sinister EU-US trade deal TTIP. Are you free?

TTIP is the deal that’ll make privatisation of our services like the NHS and National Rail irreversible. It’ll also allow big corporations to sue our government if they make changes to the law which affect businesses' profits - like raising the minimum wage. George Monbiot wrote a summary here.

The TTIP negotiations are happening in secret. The deal is hardly in the news. Nobody is talking about it - and the government is hoping it stays that way. So let’s spread the word to thousands of ordinary people, and kickstart the buzz.

Joining in on the 30th August is easy. As soon as you sign up using this link, you'll be able to see the plans in Ceredigion and chat to other nearby 38 Degrees members. You'll also be sent a pack with everything that you’ll need for the day - including leaflets for you to hand out that explain the dangers of the deal in plain English.

So will you give an hour or two on Saturday 30th August? The office team needs to place an order for flyers tomorrow, so please sign up now.

Already, over 120,000 38 Degrees members have signed a petition against TTIP. But the government is not going to have a sudden change of heart unless they’re bombarded with questions and opposition. The only way we can do this is through people power - making sure as many of us as possible know about it.

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